Confessions by Augustine of Hippo

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Read Confessions Online Free - Augustine's Confessions is one of the most influential and most innovative works of Latin literature. Written in the author's early forties in the last years of the fourth century A.D. and during his first years as a bishop, they reflect on his life and on the activity of remembering and interpreting a life. Books I-IV are concerned with infancy and learning to talk, schooldays, sexual desire and adolescent rebellion, intense friendships and intellectual exploration. Augustine evolves and analyses his past with all the resources of the reading which shaped his mind: Virgil and Cicero, Neoplatonism and the Bible. This volume, which aims to be usable by students who are new to Augustine, alerts readers to the verbal echoes and allusions of Augustine's brilliant and varied Latin, and explains his theological and philosophical questioning of what God is and what it is to be human. The edition is intended for use by students and scholars of Latin literature, theology and Church history.



Title : Confessions
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ISBN : 0192833723
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 311 pages


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K.D. rated it ★★★☆☆

September 25, 2010

I never dreamed that one day I would finished reading a 300-page memoir written by a ancient Catholic saint. See, how many saints who lived during the first millennium have written himself a memoir? I twice tried to read The Holy Bible (once in English and once in Tagalog) from cover to cover but...


Sarah rated it ★★★★☆

August 21, 2009

Chadwick's translation of Augustine's Confessions (note that this is a confession to God, while read by men) is one of the best. It is not costly in a monetary sense; new it is a mere 6.95. However, it is deceptively short. A chapter will take you two hours if you give it the attention it deserve...


Jean-Paul rated it ★★★★★

June 04, 2017

Find out how much God has given you and from it take what you need; the remainder is needed by others. This book is a testament to the beauty, profundity and riches of Christian thought. As Augustine was growing up, his father’s sole preoccupation was to know what Augustine would later become in...


Mahdi rated it ★★★☆☆

August 08, 2017

اورلیوس آگوستین در ۱۳ نوامبر سال ۳۵۴م در تاگاست، ناحیهی رومی نومیدیا ـ الجزایر کنونی ـ متولد شد و در ۲۸ اوت ۴۳۰م، در هیپون ـ که به دست واندالها اشغال شده بود ـ دیده از جهان فروبست. مفروض است که خانوادهی او ریشهی بربر داشتهاند. پدرش پاتریسیوس بیایمان بود و مادرش مونیکا، مسیحیای معتقد. پدر، به رغم...


Sean rated it ★★★★★

January 11, 2016

"Day after day I postponed living in you, but I never put off the death which I died each day in myself. I longed for a life of happiness but I was frightened to approach it in its own domain; and yet, while I fled from it, I still searched for it." Reading Augustine of Hippo's Confessions is li...


James rated it ★★★★☆

October 06, 2011

It was slow, it was dense, and it was militantly Christian. So why is that The Confessions is such an unavoidably fascinating work? Augustine appears here as a fully realized person, with all the good and the bad that that implies; it's as if the book was a conversation with God and a fly-on-the-...


James rated it ★★★★☆

March 07, 2009

I have read this book several times, both as part of the Basic Program of Liberal Education at the University of Chicago and most recently as one of the monthly selections of a reading group in which I participate. Like all classics it bears rereading and yields new insights each time I read it....


Camille Stein rated it ★★★★☆

March 20, 2016

Vittore Carpaccio | http://ow.ly/ZIKN0 ¿Qué es, pues, el tiempo? ¿Quién podrá explicar esto fácil y brevemente? ¿Quién podrá comprenderlo con el pensamiento, para hablar luego de él? Y, sin embargo, ¿qué cosa más familiar y conocida mentamos en nuestras conversaciones que el tiempo? Y cuando habl...


Guy rated it ★★★★☆

August 25, 2016

“Why then should I be concerned for human readers to hear my confessions? It is not they who are going to ‘heal my sicknesses’. The human race is inquisitive about other people’s lives, but negligent to correct their own.” I was very excited to read this book; Confessions by St Augustine. Having b...


Greg rated it ★★★★★

April 03, 2012

I used to hate Augustine of Hippo. I found him too anxious, too focused on the sexual sins he was sure he was committing, and too sure about the fallen nature of human beings. The Confessions changed all that for me. It's like how when you meet someone you can't judge them in the same way any mor...





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